publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Interfacility patient sharing and Clostridioides difficile infection incidence in the Ontario hospital system: A 13-year cohort study

Allison McGeer; Christina Diong; Jacob Etches; Nick Daneman; Kevin L Schwartz; Jennie Johnstone; Bradley J. Langford; Gary Garber; Kevin A. Brown;
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  • Published: 25 Nov 2019
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:sec id="S0899823X19002836_as1"> <jats:title>Objective:</jats:title> <jats:p>Interfacility patient movement plays an important role in the dissemination of antimicrobial-resistant organisms throughout healthcare systems. We evaluated how 3 alternative measures of interfacility patient sharing were associated with <jats:italic>C. difficile</jats:italic> infection incidence in Ontario acute-care facilities.</jats:p> </jats:sec> <jats:sec id="S0899823X19002836_as2"> <jats:title>Design:</jats:title> <jats:p>The cohort included adult acute-care facility stays of ≥3 days between April 2003 and March 2016. We measured 3 facility-l...
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free text keywords: Microbiology (medical), Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Cohort study, Poisson regression, symbols.namesake, symbols, Cohort, Confidence interval, Hospital system, Medicine, business.industry, business, Relative risk, Emergency medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Clostridioides, Infection control
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